|Neighboring tree - prior Augusts|
The debate has arisen this year (2012) because of the extremely mild winter we had, and the unusually early blooming of all the plants as a result. So the question becomes, "Will that change the dates for fall foliage?"
Ruth's view is that the trees will behave like the other plants have this year, and they'll be ahead of schedule, so she says you can expect colors to begin changing in September, and the peak will be in early October this year. As "proof" Ruth points out that some of the trees in the area (mostly along the highway) have already begun to show signs of changing, and it is only August.
|Neighboring tree - 2012|
You decide! Let us know when you think peak foliage in Freeport will be this year in the comments. Then come visit it at Brewster House in Freeport!
Ruth & Scott
Brewster House Bed & Breakfast, Freeport, Maine